All You Need to Know About Ernesto Bertarelli, his Net Worth, House, Private Jet and his Yacht Vava II
96 m (315 ft)
22 in 11 cabins
34 in 16 cabins
Redman Whiteley Dixon
US$ 150 million
Owner of the Yacht
US$ 9 billion
September 22, 1965
Alceo Bertarelli, Falco Bertarelli, Chiara Bertarelli
Lake Geneva, Switzerland
Bombardier Global Express XRS (HB-
Bertarelli is the richest person in Switzerland. His yacht Vava is the largest yacht built in the UK.
He is a Swiss-
He graduated from Babson College. Babson is a private business school in the US. He founded the yachting team Alinghi. Which defeated Team New Zealand in Auckland to win the America’s Cup in 2013.
It was the first time a team had ever won the coveted sailing trophy on its first attempt. And the first team from Europe to win.
Changing the company’s focus from pharmaceuticals to biotechnology, revenues increased rapidly.
The company is famous for a natural hormone used in the treatment of female infertility. And for the multiple sclerosis therapy Rebif.
In 2007 Serono was sold to Merck KGAA for US$ 13 billion. The merged company is now named Merck-
He is currently owner of the Kedge Capital Group. Kedge is an investment management firm. And he owns the Ares Life Sciences, a private equity company. Bertarelli is an active sailor. His team Alinghi won the America’s cup twice.
Since 2017 he is a director of UBS Ag.
Ernesto and Kirsty live in a large villa on Lake Geneva in Switzerland. The villa is named Villa Tatiana. In recent years it has been renovated at a reported cost of US$ 7.5 million.
Bertarelli is active in philanthropy through his Bertarelli Foundation. The foundation focuses on healthcare projects and marine conservation. The Foundation sponsors the world’s largest marine reserve in the Chagos Islands. The Islands are in the Indian Ocean.
Covering a protected area of some 210,000 sq. miles, the no-
The foundation also supports the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne. To push discoveries in biological mechanisms in neuroscience. He sits one the strategic advisory board of the Swiss school.
Bertarelli was awarded the Légion d'Honneur by President Jacques Chirac of France.
His wife Kirsty Bertarelli is a former Miss UK (1988). She is also a succesfull pop singer. With hits in cooperation with DJ Armin van Buuren.
She was co-
Ernesto and Kirsty Bertarelli own a Bombardier Global Express XRS private jet. The jet has registration HB-
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Vava II is a is 96 meter (315ft) motor yacht built by Devonport Yachts. Her exterior is designed by Redman Whiteley Dixon. While Rémi Tessier is responsible for her interior. The yacht Vava II can accommodate 22 guests an d 34 crew.
Vava 2 is built of steel with an aluminum superstructure. She is powered by 4 MTU engines. Her max speed is 19 knots. Her cruise speed is 15 knots.
The yacht is rumored to have cost more than US$ 150 million. She is the largest yacht built in the UK. The last years she has been traveling the world. And she was seen in destinations as Cape Town, St Barths, Ft Lauderdale and Boston. In 2012 Vava II replaced the ‘smaller’ Vava. We believe that the old Vava is still owned by the Bertarelli family.
Her features include a helicopter landing pad. And a large swimming pool. The yacht carries an Airbus H145 helicopter. The heli has registration HB-
Vava is a 47.30m (155.18ft) motor yacht. She was custom built in 1996 by Feadship in Kaag. (Royal van Lent). This luxury vessel's sophisticated exterior design and engineering are the work of De Voogt Naval Architects.
The yacht's interior has been designed by Robert de Nijs. She was last refitted in 2005. The Luxury yacht has a steel hull and aluminum superstructure. And a beam of 8.70m (28.54ft) and a 2.75m (9.02ft) draft.
Vava is capable of a top speed of 16 knots. With a cruising speed of 15 knots. Her range is 3,000nm from her 61,700-
The boat is not available for yacht charter. And she is not listed for sale.
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